WILLIAM A. HENSEL, son of Jacob B. and Mary A. (Bash) Hensel was born in Loyalhanna township, Westmoreland county, Pennsylvania, November 6, 1859, and is descended from German ancestors who were early settlers in this county. After completing the course in the common schools William A. Hensel attended Delmont Academy two years, leaving school at the age of eighteen he taught two terms in Delmont and nine terms in the country schools. Following this he was a clerk in a store for two years. In 1890 he was elected county editor for three years. After completing that service he engaged in the agency business, which he still carries on. The only society of which he is a member is the Fraternal Order of Eagles. He married, August 16, 1883, Margaret J. Thomas, daughter of Major Cyrus and Eliza (Ernest) Thomas, born March 6, 1860, in Hempfield township. They have children: Bertram T., deceased; Cyrus Taylor, deceased; Mable E., Sarah M., and Mary A.
Source: Page(s) 105, History of Westmoreland County, Volume 2, Pennsylvania by John N Boucher. New York, The Lewis Publishing Company, 1906.
Transcribed June 2001 by Nathan Zipfel for the Westmoreland County History Project
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